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The Foreigner ‘Move public holidays’ say young Norway Liberals. Liberal Youth suggest dissolving the rigid ‘red dairy days’ and allow people to use them elsewhere during the year. “The present system is connected to the Norwegian Church, but we’d like to remove these as statutory public holidays so individuals can choose if they wish,” Andreas Skjæret tells The Foreigner. According to him, different days mean different things to different people. He lists Ramadan as an example.

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‘Move public holidays’ say young Norway Liberals

Published on Tuesday, 21st May, 2013 at 15:39 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 21st May 2013 at 20:07.

Liberal Youth suggest dissolving the rigid ‘red dairy days’ and allow people to use them elsewhere during the year.



“The present system is connected to the Norwegian Church, but we’d like to remove these as statutory public holidays so individuals can choose if they wish,” Andreas Skjæret tells The Foreigner.

According to him, different days mean different things to different people. He lists Ramadan as an example.

People of another faith than Christianity living in Norway are currently entitled to two paid days in connection with their own religion, in addition to the national ones.

“Our proposal, should it become law, would mean there is no need for this. Moreover, the new system would mean you don’t need to use any of your annual leave or call in ill,” says Mr Skjæret.

He adds these would have to be pre-agreed with individual employers, but another advantage would be staff would work on the so-called ‘red diary days’ instead.

They would also not have to be religion-linked or religion-specific.

“People could use them for birthdays, for example,” the Young Liberals’ politician explains. Boxing Day or Ascension Day could be included in the new scheme as well, “though I guess the present Christmas Day holiday would remain.”

How long do you envisage it will be before your Party’s proposed revised system would come into effect?

“I think it would be sensible to wait one or two four-year Parliamentary terms”, Mr Skjæret says, “and it should be regulated by law in some way, for example based in the current Working and Environment Act.”

Why are you wishing to introduce it?

“Norway is now a very multicultural society. It’s important the state other cultures are living in considers this,” he concludes.




Published on Tuesday, 21st May, 2013 at 15:39 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 21st May 2013 at 20:07.

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